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[Dec. 17th, 2009|08:25 pm]
Ethel the Blog
So I just bought a couch and loveseat. Like, a real, grown-up couch and loveseat. I've been camping out on CL for a while waiting for the right ones to come along at the right price. It's a sensible neutral color with wood trim that will be practical and go with just about anything, while still remaining stylish. They're a matching set and only 6 months old, with absolutely nothing wrong with them whatsoever. I got them on Craigslist for a song.

He said he got a lot of inquiries about it and even thought I wasn't the first (I had actually given up hope on it) that he wanted to give me first crack at it because my "I really like the looks of it but I would never buy a couch sight unseen; when can I take a look at it in person?" email made the most sense to him.

It's going to be a strange adjustment for me from the pumpkin orange Hollywood Regency couch that I've sat on for so many years, but it was a long time coming. As awesome as that couch is, it has two broken legs, and because of the broken webbing on the bottom, it sags badly in the middle. It has been rightly pointed out that I love teh old couch not so much for what it is as for what it can be.

For those who have not seen it in person, it looks almost exactly like this:

Except more b0rken, and BRIGHT ORANGE:

Rest assured the old Hollywood Regency couch is not going on the curb. It'll be moved to another room, and eventually get the weekend-long loving restoration it so richly deserves. They just don't make couches like that anymore...I'll bet you anything that 90% of the couches made today will be decommissioned long before 50 years' time.

It has so much character and style and while it may not be right for everyone or even the majority, I love the hell out of that couch so much that I can't bear to see it go into a landfill when I KNOW that all it needs is a weekend and $100 to make it shine.